Shamakhi is a city in Azerbaijan's Baku Region.
Buses from Sheki and Qabala will stop here on the way to Baku. 6AZN (from Sheki), 4AZN (from Qabalan).
- Gulistan Fortress, (Hike N from Shavalan Motel over the hill). The ruins of this historic sight are a short hike out of Shamakhi proper. Originally constructed in the 8th-9th centuries and rebuilt in the 12th-13th centuries. Currently a second archeological excavation is underway at Gulistan (groundbreaking Jul 2011). edit
- Shavalan Motel, (3 km (2 mi) W along the main road from Shamakhi Bus Stn). This is a stop on the main road to Baku. A full restaurant is available with moderately priced food. 10 AZN for a bed, 20 AZN for a room. edit
Buses headed fro Baku will call here for a few moments, if there are free seats they can be purchased for 4 AZB. Otherwise many private taxis surround the station offering faster transport for a range of proces. Usually a seat can be purchased for 5 AZB if you negotiate.